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Hillary and Norgay: To the Top of Mount Everest - HC
Hillary and Norgay: To the Top of Mount Everest - HC
Hillary and Norgay: To the Top of Mount Everest - HC
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This exciting new book relates the story of the first explorers to reach the top of the world. Sir Edmund Hillary, a veteran New Zealand climber, and Tenzing Norgay, a Tibetan Sherpa or mountaineering guide, reached the top of Mount Everest, the world’s highest mountain, on a British expedition in 1953. The achievement was hailed around the world and launched a 20th century obsession with climbing ever higher. Details include
• how other climbers tried and failed to reach the top of Everest
• how hard, dangerous, and difficult mountain climbing can be
• the mountain’s history and a history of colonial conquest
• the job of the Sherpa as a guide to western mountaineering expeditions
• how climbing expeditions changed the way of life of the people who live near the mountains
• later Everest expeditions and their impact on the environment Teacher’s guide available.


Reading Level: Gr. 4-5
Interest Level: Gr. 3-6
Guided Reading Level: R
Binding: Hardcover
Series: In the Footsteps of Explorers
Author(s): Heather Whipple

Format
Size: 8 ½″ × 11″
No. of Pages: 32
Index Included: Yes
Glossary Included: Yes

GRL: R
ATOS: 6.6
Dewey: 796.52
Lexile: 1000L
Copyright: 2007

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